The winter months are especially hard on our skin. I have tried so many lotions and creams over the years but nothing seemed to work great…until now.
I’ve shared this lotion recipe in the past, but I thought since the weather is getting colder (and drier) it might be nice to share it again. It took a lot of trial and error, but I finally found a lotion concoction that is amazing. My youngest daughter has REALLY dry skin and this lotion has helped her so much!!
Ingredients: 1/2 cup of coconut oil, 1/2 cup of shea butter, 10 drops of Lavender, 10 drops of Melaleuca alternifolia (You can substitute the shea butter for another 1/2 cup of coconut oil.)
* Melaleuca alternifolia is commonly known as tea tree oil and beneficial to skin.
I just whip all the ingredients together in my mixer and transfer it into a glass container. The longer you whip the coconut oil the fluffier it will get.
I was originally using only one of these oils one at a time and it was working but when I put them together with the coconut oil, I started to see my daughters skin COMPLETELY clear up!! I’m not a huge fan of the smell but it’s worth it for the results. 🙂
This would make a great handmade Christmas gift, too!!
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